Empty the Shelters – October 12

OCHS is thrilled to participate in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s national Empty the Shelters event on Saturday, October 12!

 

After successfully placing over 23,000 pets in homes, BISSELL Pet Foundation is back to Empty the Shelters at a participating location near you. On Saturday, October 12, adopters will have a chance to bring a pet home for the reduced fee of $25 while BPF sponsors the remaining cost.

 

“Our shelter partners continue to give feedback that Empty the Shelters is saving lives in their area,” said Cathy Bissell, Founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation. “Not only do thousands of pets find homes, but shelter and rescue organizations of all sizes collaborate to make the greatest impact possible for pets. These relationships continue long after the event ends.”

 

BPF’s Empty the Shelters program began in 2016 to capitalize on the foundations mission to find every pet a loving home. ETS aims to shed light on pet homelessness across the county and encourage families to adopt a pet and save a life.

All adoptable pets available during Empty the Shelters will be microchipped and spayed/neutered. BPF requires that all microchips must be registered to the adopter before they leave, to increase the chance of pets reuniting with their owners, if lost. A microchip registration and license fee may apply—costs may vary by location.

The Oktibbeha County Humane Society is one of 125 organizations in 26 states taking part in this special adoption day. Many shelters require a preapproval process, which may require an in-person visit the week leading up to the event. To see a list of all participating locations, event hours and preapproval requirements, please visit www.bissellpetfoundation.org/ETS.

 

Please be reminded that adopting a pet is a long-term commitment. If you’re not able to adopt, please consider supporting BISSELL Pet Foundation’s lifesaving work at bissellpetfoundation.org/donate. To date, BPF has impacted over 200,000 pets through grant funding for adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and foster care.

 

About BISSELL Pet Foundation:

BISSELL Pet Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and foster care. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc. Up to $25 for every pet product purchased helps fund the foundation’s mission.

 

About BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

For more than 140 years, BISSELL Homecare, Inc. has developed innovative floor care solutions that make cleaning up after families and pets easier. BISSELL supplies households across the globe with many products that are specifically engineered with pet families in mind; offering solutions for stains, odors, pet shedding and accidents for those who love their pets, but not the mess. For more on the complete line of BISSELL products, visit www.bissell.com.